Queen Margrethe attends military parade in Copenhagen

On Wednesday, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attended a series of events during her visit to the military camp of the Royal Danish Lifeguard in Copenhagen. Her Majesty started her visit by attending an impressive military parade by several regiments from the Royal Lifeguard.

Following the parade, Her Majesty handed over the prestigious “Queen’s Clock” to one guard for his exceptional service to the crown and his excellent companionship. It was 22-year-old Simon Bruhn Sørensen who received the beautiful clock from the Queen.

Two years ago, a competition was started to create to painting for the decoration of the canteen at the Royal Lifeguard barracks, and now the pictures were finished. The two paintings were, therefore, presented to Her Majesty during her visit.

The Queen took good time to observe the two paintings by painter Ib Monrad Hansen. Normally, the Royal Lifeguard’s barracks are not open to the public. However, now the Royal Lifeguard wants to show of the paintings to the population. The special exhibition, where you can see the art, can be experienced from 24 November to 17 February 2019.

Every day at Amalienborg Palace, the Danish Royal Lifeguard held their changing of the guard ceremony, this had become a popular tourist attraction in Copenhagen. Photo: Angelangelv2 via Wikimedia Commons.

The Royal Life Guards are an infantry regiment of the Danish Army, founded in 1658 by King Frederik III. The primary task is to provide a number of soldiers from the Guard Company to serve as a guard unit to the Danish monarchy.

The Royal Life Guards provide a permanent guard at the Amalienborg Palace, Kastellet fortress, Rosenborg Castle and the garrison of Høvelte. On occasions, a guard is kept at Fredensborg Palace, Marselisborg Palace, Gråsten Palace, Christiansborg Palace and other locations where the Danish Royal Family spends their time.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.